Let’s get this out of the way: I love this belt.
Here’s why: I believe in clothes fitting perfectly. I buy my suits bespoke, and when I buy clothes off the rack, I take them to the tailors for a bit of adjustment. Why then, if I ensure that my pants just lightly touch the tops of my shoes and my shirt cuffs extend exactly a quarter of an inch from my suit cuffs, should I settle for a belt that fits less than perfectly? Traditional leather belts, with holes at inch intervals, rarely do the trick, and then the next thing you know, you’re at Canadian Tire looking in to a leather hole punch and grommet kit.
Ratchet-style belts, like ZipBelt, ensure a perfect fit with down to a quarter of an inch. The other thing I really appreciate about the ratchet-style is you can pull it exactly as tight as you want without pulling it just a bit further to actually fasten it; it fastens as you pull. The leather also sits more nicely in the buckle, and you don’t get that leather warp that you do with older leather belts pulling against the prong of a traditional buckle.
Some other things ZipBelt offer: Italian leather, zinc buckles, interchangeable buckles, and the possibility to customize your buckles with the logos of sports teams or whatnot, although honestly, I like to keep it simple. So check ‘em out on Indigogo—you won’t regret it.